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Ten Steps to Healthier Eating During a Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Real Food for a Change* - Tarilee's Top Ten Steps to Healthier Eating for Detoxification and Cleansing

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Recovery from almost any kind of health imbalance can be enhanced by a candida cleansing detoxification program. Though the colon cleansing, detoxification and immune supporting products sold by Whole Approach are important components of a wellness program, in most cases, dietary transformation will also be at the core of a successful and lasting recovery. The transition from an average diet to an optimum diet for healing and health maintenance is a journey of patience, self-observation and self-knowledge.  If your health condition is demanding change, now is the time to begin. 

Begin your healthy transition with consideration for your natural affinity for new habits. Do you like to change overnight or one small step at a time? Somewhere in between is likely best for most. In general, changes made mindfully and gradually will have lasting results. This Top Ten list will help you transition gradually to a diet that is optimal for you.

Remember to tune into the WholeApproach Support Forum for information, recipes and support. And if, at any point in your transitions, you need reassurance, you can reach for inspiration by reading the success stories of those who came before you in their own quest for a healthier relationship to food. 

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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida treatment, candida symptom assessment questionnaire, Caproyl, candida food, candida diet food lists

Tarilee's Social Tips for Thriving on Candida Diet During the Holidays

Posted by Nutrition Team on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 @ 09:31 AM

Tarilee’s Top Ten Social Tips for Thriving on a Therapeutic Diet

by T L Cornish CNP

Almost every culture in the world connects around food, especially during the Holidays. The experience of eating differently amidst the expectations, curiosity and confusion of those around you will almost certainly challenge your social graces at some point. But with a little preparation, you can reduce any related stress and thus preserve your success on your program.

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Tags: candida diet, candida tips, candida diet tips, diet for candida, candida diet success

Candida Diet - Harvest Treats

Posted by Nutrition Team on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 05:10 PM

Fall harvest is here and we've pulled together ten of our favorite Pumpkin and Carrot recipes from our WholeApproach Support Forum members.  There are many more wonderful Holiday recipes on the WholeApproach Support Forum.  Enjoy!

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Tags: candida diet, candida diet food lists, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy free

Candida Diet:The Indulgence of Good Health Through the Holidays

Posted by Nutrition Team on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

Loving ourselves through healthy choices

   By T L Cornish, CNP   

Mind your own wisdom

Cravings for unhealthy foods represent a significant challenge to our healthy path when we get together with family and friends who are less aware of, and less sensitive to, the health impacts of our food choices. When our new food habits are offered up (through togetherness) to the scrutiny of others, it can be difficult to know how to respond to questions or criticism. Without trying to change others around you, I encourage you to find your own tactful strength and to focus inwardly on your knowledge about which foods will have the greatest benefit to the quality of your time with loved ones. Is it the two minutes of bliss from indulging in a craving or is it the fun you will have because you feel so good from making self loving food choices.

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Tags: candida diet, candida, candida diet food lists, candida-safe, candida diet tips, diet for candida, holiday baking, food cravings

Candida Diet - Harvest Treats

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

Fall harvest is here and we've pulled together ten of our favorite Pumpkin and Carrot recipes from our WholeApproach Support Forum members.  There are many more wonderful Holiday recipes on the WholeApproach Support Forum.  Enjoy!

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Tags: candida diet, candida diet food lists, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy free

Strategies for Achieving and Maintaining Digestive Regularity© - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 @ 04:15 PM

Tarilee Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Today’s stressful, sedentary lifestyles and highly-processed, low-fiber diets predispose us to constipation. Since good statistics on the prevalence of the problem don’t really exist, medical and holistic health professionals have widely differing views as to what defines constipation.

The time it takes for food to pass from the mouth to elimination through the rectum is generally referred to as “transit time”. In the view of holistic practitioners, transit time should be somewhere between 12 and 24 hours, and that anything longer than a 24-hour transit time indicates constipation. However, many conventional medical professionals consider even longer transit periods perfectly normal. According to the Physician’s Manual for Patients, “Daily bowel movements are not essential to health”.

Even if the statistics available were not skewed by contradictory opinions within the medical community, their accuracy could be affected by a public somewhat shy to discuss the issue. Let’s face it; bowel function is not a subject that many folks feel comfortable talking about. Instead, let’s consider some of the symptoms that holistic practitioners believe could be due to constipation. When looking at the following list, we begin to get a sense of how many people may be suffering from this unpleasant condition.


SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTIPATION

According to holistic practitioners, symptoms that may be due to constipation include the following:

  • abdominal pain
  • bad breath, body odor
  • fatigue, low energy
  • depression, irritability
  • headaches
  • mental sluggishness
  • skin eruptions, sallow skin, dark circles under eyes

IS CONSTIPATION A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK?

When wastes do not move from the colon in a timely manner, the waste material stagnates and the toxic compounds within the waste grow. The wastes can also become impacted and adhere to the intestinal walls. In serious cases, the toxins in the impacted fecal matter can be reabsorbed into the bloodstream, leading to a condition known as autointoxication (self-poisoning).

As a result, chronic constipation can contribute to reduced nutritional absorption, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, premature aging due to increased free radicals from higher levels of toxicity, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid disease, colitis, appendicitis, prolapsed rectum, and diverticulitis. A higher incidence of breast disease and colon cancer has also been associated with constipation.


WHY IS CONSTIPATION COMMON IN CANDIDA RELATED COMPLEX (CRC)?

CRC sufferers typically have a deficiency of healthy flora, and frequently food intolerances as well. In addition, yeast toxins cause congestion of the eliminative organs, resulting in compromised digestive function. These factors can all add up to constipation.


OTHER CAUSES OF POOR ELIMINATION

Many other dietary, lifestyle, and even emotional factors can contribute to constipation. Following are the most common underlying causes for this condition:
  • Candida overgrowth and other intestinal flora imbalances
  • Coffee (high consumption disturbs bowel function)
  • Constitutional predisposition
  • Chronic dehydration
  • Digestive deficiencies, such as inadequate pancreatic secretions, stomach acid, intestinal enzymes, or intestinal flora, or weak liver or kidney function
  • Emotional tension or repression (e.g. fear, self consciousness, anxiety, depression)
  • Endocrine disorders (eg. hypothyroidism) and hormonal imbalances
  • Low fiber, high sugar, high salt, high processed food diet
  • Fecal build-up (impacted waste material.) Fecal build-up can also cause diarrhea
  • Food intolerances
  • Herbs, if they are astringent and diuretic. Many herbs (including herbal teas) are both diuretic and astringent and can therefore reduce bowel lubrication, leading to constipation.
  • Laxative and enema misuse. Many laxatives, especially irritating ones such as whole leaf aloe, senna, and cascara sagrada may bring about dependency and/or damage bowel function.
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Medications. Anti-hypertensive drugs, diuretics, antacids, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and some antibiotics may significantly slow transit time.

In addition, a number of diseases and conditions can contribute to inadequate bowel function; including diabetes, intestinal obstructions, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, scleroderma, spinal cord injuries, thyroid abnormalities, and uremia.


STRATEGIES FOR MAINTAINING BOWEL REGULARITY

There are a number of things that can be done to re-establish healthy bowel function and support improved health. Try to incorporate one or two of the following suggestions every week, adding new habits every week, until your bowels are functioning well:
 

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Tags: candida cleanse, candida die-off, Digestive regularity,, constipation

Tarilee's Top Ten Snacks - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 04:56 PM

Tarilee's Top Ten Snacks - Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free

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Tags: candida diet, candida food, sugar-free, candida diet tips, gluten-free, candida recipe, dairy free

Finding Your Way Back to the Healthy Path - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 04:47 PM

Finding your way back to the Healthy Path

by TL Cornish, CNP

 

Sometimes our usual or therapeutic food choices can be disrupted due to travel, family and social gatherings. We can also stray from the healthy path under periods of stress due to emotional habits.

Have you recently eaten more sugar, caffeine, grains or other things not on your make-me-feel-best food list? Do you want to feel well again?

First of all, please 'speak' gently with your inner voice. Kind acceptance of whatever choices you made will help you direct positive energy towards steering back to a better state.

Here are some of my suggestions for shortcuts that can help you find your way back to the healthy path.

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Tags: candida diet, candida, candida diet recommendations

Food Combining for Health - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

Food Combining for Health - Some Easy Tips


by T. Cornish, CNP

Food combining is a diet strategy designed to lighten the load on the digestive system by combining specific foods that utilize complimentary digestive efforts in order to break them down. People with candida overgrowth often experience a reduction in digestive efficiency. This strategy can be helpful, especially during recovery from candida issues.

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Tags: candida diet, Digestive Enzymes, , Candida diet Food

Tarilee's Tips for Better Digestion - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Jul 16, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

by Tarilee Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
 
 

Better Digestion©

If you're like many health-conscious people, you pay a lot of attention to what you eat. But even the highest quality foods won't necessarily help you build health if you don't digest them well. Following are some tips for optimizing your digestive process and preventing digestive problems from arising in the first place. You may not need to employ all of these strategies-look at your own eating habits and decide which ones will help you most. Then you'll have the right tools to keep your digestion running at its best; so you can absorb more nutrients and prevent indigestion. You'll also find a special list of remedies for indigestion. If a particular food or eating experience upsets the applecart the more familiar you are with your options, the better chance you'll have of limiting discomfort and finding relief when you need it.

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Tags: candida diet, candida, candida food, candida diet tips, candida diet recommendations, digestive remedies